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Oct 6, 2012 11:00pm PDT
waterfront. the blue angels thundered over while yachts sailed in america's cup races. they say they made no arrests and issued no citations. officers didn't even have to close marina boulevard to help with crowd control. >> we probably will see about the same amount of crowds. but it's been a very happy crowd, a lot of families, a lot of people there out of town, a lot of tourists. if the weather holds up, it should be another enjoyable day. >> reporter: the embarcadero remained the hot spot for gridlock most of the day. the right lane from washington to bay streets became offlimits to cars. it was reserved exclusively for bicycles and emergency vehicles. and we saw quite a few people on their bicycles. >> you haven't encountered any traffic anywhere? >> not at all. it was pretty good. i think everybody kind of stayed off the roads. >> reporter: in fact, so many people packed into san francisco ferry boats, up to 15,000 people, five times more than usual. muni reports a 20% jump in riders. so does bart. no major congestion on the bridges as projected. those who did drive left hours early. >
Oct 7, 2012 11:00pm PDT
fleet week was underway. this afternoon the blue angels scored through the skies wrapping up the final day's event. thousands same out to see the jets travel, performing risky tricks. >>> the fear of freeway grid lock prompted many people to take mass transit to the events. what they saved in cash and aggravation. >> reporter: would you have thought of driving? >> no. >> most people heard the advice, don't drive to san francisco this weekend. >> every newspaper, every television station, yes, heard them all. >> channel 5. >> reporter: hundreds of thousands opted for public transit, bart chattered its record, 319,484 people road bart yesterday. the old record was under 288,000 set in 2007. the average for saturdays this year, 202,000. >> more money for us to reinvest, new train cars. repairing. >> reporter: money is another reason to stay out of the car. >> the price of the gas. >> also hitting new highs in california, what better time to take cal train. others traded traffic for a boat. >> we said go on the water and have a great time. >> reporter: those who did drive paid a premium fo
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